From our Family Farm to Your Family Table

Since 1884, we have been feeding families in Southern Indiana’s Whitewater Valley. We’ve earned their trust by offering premium angus beef-raised in a process that’s built to last generations. Being your good neighbor matters. That’s why Beneker Beef is naturally processed, USDA inspected, roll-stock vacuum packed, and brought directly from our family farm to your family table.  

 

Taste matters. Beneker Family Farm beef is pasture-raised and grain finished. We dry age our beef -just like what you would eat at a prime steakhouse. Our farm to table process ensures every blade of grass and every piece of grain we use to grow our beef is grown by us. 

 

Legacy matters. In 2016, after 120 continuous years of family farming, we were recognized as a historic Indiana Homestead.  We have created a sustainable process for raising our cattle so we can continue to do so for another 100 years or more. Every calf we raise is hand-selected and sourced locally from Indiana farmers. We raise them on 200+ acres of rolling hills, small streams, and fertile pastures within our Whitewater Valley Farm. 

 

Process matters. Our process combines the best attributes of both grass and grain fed beef. Our cows start out on a free-range, unlimited grass diet. As our cattle grow, they gradually transition to an unlimited diet of both grass and grain. Our grain is our own custom blend of soft-shelled corn plus we raise soft red winter wheat to supplement their diet. We grow it ourselves to ensure its quality.  

 

Good neighbors matter. By allowing our cows to eat and choose freely, we raise a happier, healthier animal. And since we grow every piece of grain we feed our cows, we know everything that goes into the beef we feed our neighbors. 

 

Keep reading to meet our family!

 

 

Meet the Beneker Family

Dave Beneker (next photo) grew up farming with his dad Johnny (left). These two have made lots of changes to the farm over the years. Grandpa's childhood home on the farm was a log cabin he shared with his parents and 5 siblings. A part of the original home still stands today. Grandpa loved to farm and he loved his wife, Magdalene, and their  6 children. He was also a little mischievous in the spirit of making people smile and laugh. He was known to hang your shoes from the ceiling. He liked holding babies and he could also wiggle his ears. One thing Grandpa always told us was to make things better for those who follow. We were lucky to have him.

Today Dave and his wife Jackie Beneker take care of our farm near Brookville, Indiana with their son Allen (next photo).  The farm has been in the family for over 100 years. Dad is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Agriculture. Farming, Teaching values, and his family are his legacies. One thing Dad has shown us in farming is the value of going the extra mile to do things right. Mom is an amazing athlete. She was a semi-pro softball player and played 3 sports at Ball-State, where she was one of the first female athletes in the history of the university. Her and her identical twin sister have a craft shop in historic Metamora, IN. She would give you the shirt off her back, if you needed it. 

This is us! Allen and Jayme Beneker. Allen grew up on the farm and married this suburban, Kansas native... right here on the farm too!  We are both former college athletes. Allen works full-time as a victim's advocate and plays a big role in Domestic Violence Outreach and Victim Outreach. I always say he is also a full-time farmer. I am a former professional volleyball player and Big 10 coach. I am still passionate about teaching volleyball to girls of all ages. Both of my parents grew up on farms. We have three wonderful children in which we always wanted to raise on the farm. We are thankful to be living the dream we imagined. We are excited to continue the tradition and are grateful to work with our family.


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